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July

FEAST OF OUR LADY OF GUIBANG
Gamu, Isabela | July 1- July 2
Annual feast day of the Miraculous Lady of Guibang.

FESTIVAL OF OUR LADY OF PIAT
Piat, Cagayan | July 1- July 2
Annual feast day of Our Lady of Piat highlighted by the procession of the Marian Image being venerated for centuries.

SANDUGO FESTIVAL
Tagbilaran City, Bohol | July 1-31
Bohol’s annual commemoration of the Blood compact (mardi gras parade) between Rajah Sikatuna and Miguel Lopez de Legazpi.
Highlights of theSAN CARLOS CHARTER ANNIVERSARY

San Carlos, Negros Occidental | July 1
Usually celebrated with a Thanksgiving Mass, sports activties, concerts, parade, beauty pageant and awarding to the city’s achiever of the year.
festival are the Sandugo street dancing & mardi gras. These dances shall depict the theme of “friendship among equals and international diplomacy” expressed in the participating group’s traditional culture.
Contact:
Office of the Provincial Tourism, Bohol
Tel No: (038) 412-3666

BANANA FESTIVAL
Tagum, Davao del Norte | July 1- July 10
Street dancing, agri trade fair to highlight Davao del Norte as “banana country”.

ARAW NG DAVAO DEL SUR, DAVAO DEL NORTE, DAVAO ORIENTAL
Digos City, Tagum City, Mati, Dvo, Oriental | July 1
Celebration of the division of Davao into three provinces. Consist of agro trade fair, civic military parade, sports competition, horsefight, tribal dances, beauty pageants, etc.

ARAW NG PASIG
Pasig City | July 2
A grand celebration of the Pasig day highlighted by different activities like the Mutya ng Pasig Pageant, Dancing Parade, Outstanding Pasiguenos Night, Arts & Literary Competition, Palarong Pinoy, Kusina Pasigueno, etc.

SAGAYAN FESTIVAL (MARANAO WAR DANCE)
Tubod, Lanao del Norte | July 4
This festival depicts the rich Maranao culture pageantry war
dance performed by warriors & fan dance by the Maranao maidens held during Araw ng Lanao del Norte.

PHIL-AM FRIENDSHIP DAY
Baguio City | July 4
Revival of friendship among Filipinos, Americans & other Nationalities accented with the sale exposition of variety products.

BANIG FESTIVAL
Badian, Cebu | July 3
In celebration of Badian’s Annual Fiesta, the festival showcases the Cebuano & Badianganon culture, tradition, delicacies & local products especially its famous “mats” (banig).
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
Tel No: (032) 475 – 5533/475 – 9118

ALEGRIA DE ISABELA
Isabela City | July 8
A festival based on a legend that tells how the early townsfolk survived a raging storm, where St. Isabela was seen blocking a giant wave. Celebrated with a regatta & procession of the image and merry- making beside the cathedral

HUDYAKA FESTIVAL
Laguindingan, Misamis Oriental | July 12
Street dancing competition which depicts the historical events of how Laguindingan become one of the municipalities of Misamis Oriental

SUBAYAN KEG SUBANEN FESTIVAL
Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental | July 15-16
A week-long trade fair/ street dancing depict songs, dances and other forms of simulated social expression of the rich Subanon cultural heritage

TINALAK FESTIVAL
Koronadal City, South Cotabato | July 13-18
An annual celebration of the Province of South Cotabato that demonstrate the importance of T’nalak cloth as the cultural image of the Province. The variety of activities of the festival mimics the T’nalak cloth, being a piece of cloth weaved to varied designs. The festival activities are characterized by its focus on people and development anchored on tourism, history and culture and Arts.
Contact:
Cesar Sulit, Jr.
Sr. Tourism Officer/Head
ACTS Office
Koronadal, South Cotabato
083-2283447

PAHINUNGOD FESTIVAL
Carrascal, Surigao del Sur | July 16
This is a Mardi gras performed around the streets of Carrascal in honor of their patroness, Our Lady of Mt. Carmel.

EARTHQUAKE MEMORIAL DAY
Baguio City | July 16
Memorial services for the victims of the 1990 killer earthquake.

KALIGA FESTIVAL (STREET PAGEANTRY)
Gingoog City, Misamis Oriental | July 22
Street dancing, trade fair & culutural presentations in observance of the City Charter day.

LIBON PAROY FESTIVAL
Libon, Albay | July 22- 25
Katalingkasan which means freedom and rebirth, is held in conjunction with the Libon Town Fiesta and the feast of its Patron Saint, St. James the Greater. The festival aims to revive the rich cultural heritage of the town and at the same time promote local tourism.
Contact:
Mayor Agnes P. Dycoco
Libon, Albay
Tel No: (054) 486-6101

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY OF APOLINARIO MABINI
Talaga, Tanauan , Batanagas City | July 22
An annual celebration commemorating the birth anniversary of our Sublime Paralytic.

SUBILAN FESTIVAL
Batangas City | July 23
An annual celebration wherein a ritual dance is being done pay homage to the Holy Cross as a sort of thanksgiving for a bountiful harvest.
Contact : City Tourism Office
Batangas City
Telephone No. (043) 723-4598

KINABAYO FESTIVAL (BATTLE OF COVADONGA)
Dapitan City, Zamboanga del Norte | July 24- July 25
A re-enactment of the Spanish-Moorish wars particularly the battle of Covadonga.

PAKAPYA-AGTIKE
Socorro, Mindoro Oriental | July 26
The festival is being held annually to commemorate the town fiesta. It is a ceremonial tradition practiced by Tadyawan Mangyans as a thanksgiving ritual to praise the Almighty for bountiful harvests.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Socorro, Oriental Mindoro
Telephone No. (043) 284-5015 / 284-5278

KADAGATAN FESTIVAL
Cortes, Surigao del Sur | July 25
It is a yearly thanksgiving of Cortesanons done through street dancing. Costumes and props of dancers symbolize marine life.

BALIKCARCANMADCARLAN CELEBRATION
Cantillan, Surigao del Sur | July 25- July 31
A week-long activities participated by all Balikbayans.

TOURISM CONSCIOUSNESS WEEK
Butuan City | July 26- August 2
Several tourism-related activities are line-up for the week such as Nightly Cultural show, Palagsing Festival, Laro ng Lahi, Photo Exhibit, Speech Contest, Quiz bowl, Sining contest in Butuanon Competition; Mountainbike, Motocross and BMX exhibitions.

STA. ANANG BANAK TAGUIG RIVER FESTIVAL
Municipality of Taguig | July 26
A fluvial parade in honor of the town patroness St. Anne. The thrills and excitement of the fishers are replayed after year by the “pasubo” where fluvial parade participants in Colorful boats and spectators by the riverbanks toss goodies of fruits and native delicacies to each other.

SINULOG DE TANJAY
Tanjay, Negros Oriental | July 24
A Street dancing with mock battles between Moros and Christians followed by a reconciliation through the intercession of the patron Señor Santiago.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
Tanjay City
Tel No: (035) 527-0488

ANNIVERSARY OF BATTLE OF PAYE
Balimbing, Boac | July 30
An encounter over by Filipno soldier during the Fil-Am War.

ABAYAN FESTIVAL
Butuan City | July 31
A riverside festivity in honor of Saint Anne, Patroness of Agusan River highlighted with baroto races and indigenous games for men, women and children capped by a fluvial procession.
Contact:
Ms. Lilit M. Concon
OIC – City Tourism Officer
Tel. No. (085) 342-8193

SYENSAYA LOS BAÑOS SCIENCE FESTIVAL
Los Baños, Laguna | July ( no definite date yet)
The festival features exhibits, study tour seminars, film showing, symposium and awarding ceremony for the Los Baños Science Community.
Contact : Municipal Tourism Office
Los Baños, Laguna
Telephone No. (049) 536-1385

KALAKAL FESTIVAL
Santa Maria, Laguna | July ( no definite date yet)
Kalakal Festival is focus on the development of Santa Maria through agriculture. The festival is geared on the promotion of economic development through marketing assistance to agricultural sector not only from the local but also nearby agricultural municipalities and provinces.
Contact : Municipal Tourism Office
Santa Maria, Laguna
Telephone No. (049) 200-4022

ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF PAYE
Brgy. Balimbing, Boac, Marinduque | July 31
The first officially recorded encounter between the United States troops and the Filipino Revolutionary forces in the island of Marinduque wherein the latter inspite of poor weaponry emerged victorious.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Boac, Marinduque
Telephone No. (042) 332-1011

ABAYAN FESTIVAL
Butuan City | July 31
A riverside festivity in honor of Saint Anne, Patroness of Agusan River highlighted with baroto races and indigenous games for men, women and children capped by a fluvial procession.
Contact:
Ms. Lilit M. Concon
OIC – City Tourism Officer
Tel. No. (085) 342-8193

SYENSAYA LOS BAÑOS SCIENCE FESTIVAL
Los Baños, Laguna | July ( no definite date yet)
The festival features exhibits, study tour seminars, film showing, symposium and awarding ceremony for the Los Baños Science Community.
Contact : Municipal Tourism Office
Los Baños, Laguna
Telephone No. (049) 536-1385

KALAKAL FESTIVAL
Santa Maria, Laguna | July ( no definite date yet)
Kalakal Festival is focus on the development of Santa Maria through agriculture. The festival is geared on the promotion of economic development through marketing assistance to agricultural sector not only from the local but also nearby agricultural municipalities and provinces.
Contact : Municipal Tourism Office
Santa Maria, Laguna
Telephone No. (049) 200-4022

ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF PAYE
Brgy. Balimbing, Boac, Marinduque | July 31
The first officially recorded encounter between the United States troops and the Filipino Revolutionary forces in the island of Marinduque wherein the latter inspite of poor weaponry emerged victorious.
Contact : Office of the Mayor
Boac, Marinduque
Telephone No. (042) 332-1011

KINABAYO FESTIVAL
Dapitan City | July 24
An Annual festival in honor of the city’s patron saint, St. Jame the greater featuring the “SINOG” (a dance procession in reverence to the patron saint) and “LOA” (a mock fight between Moro invaders and the Christinas)
Contact:
Heritage Dapitan Task Force(HDTF)
Dapitan City
Vice Mayor Patri Bajamunde Chan
Chair, HDTF
Tel. No: (065)2136412 ; 2136580
Mobile: 09189165963; 09177235963
Email: patribchan@yahoo.com

CORDILLERA DAY
Baguio City/ CAR provinces | July 15-30
An annual celebration of the creation of Cordillera Administrative Region.
Contact:
Regional Development Council (RDC-CAR) /
National Economic Development Authority (NEDA-CAR)
Tel. No: 074-442-3232

S’LANG FESTIVAL
Malungon, Sarangani Province | July 15
A munciiopal celebration that gives importance to the B’laanl Culture and traditions being the original inhabitants of the place.
Contact:
Shiela del Cruz
Provincial Tourism Officer
Office of the Governor
Sarangani Province
083-5082195 Festival

GATAS NG KALABAW FESTIVAL
Cabanatuan City | July 1-7
A celebration in promoting Nueva Ecija as the source of Carabao’s mil, with 5 cities / municipalities as top producers of Gatas ng Kalabaw namely: Science City of Munoz, Llanera, Talavera, San Jose City and Sto.
Domingo.
Contact:
Mrs. Brigilda Pili/Mr.
Giovanni Agtay
Tel (044)600-0930/958-1061

FEAST OF THE HOLY CROSS OF WAWA (PAGODA SA WAWA)
Bocaue, Bulacan | July 3 (1st Sunday)
Feature the Pagoda which is a gaily-decorated structure riding on a huge banca, glides along the Bocaue River.
Contact:
Ramon Nicolas
Tel No. (63 44) 692-1234

SINARAPAN FESTIVAL
San Buenaventura, Buhi, Cam. Sur | July 14-15
Showcase the world’s largest fish locally known as “sinarapan” which is found abundant in the area. Various activities are lined up highlighted by the float competition.
Contact:
DOT Region 5
Tel No: (052) 435-0085/481-5593
Fax No: (052) 482-0715

LUBID FESTIVAL
Malilipot, Albay | July 12-16
A weeklong celebration showcasing abaca hemp – locally known as lubid which the municipality is known to be the region’s major producer. Various activities highlighted by street dance parade where participants are colorfully dressed in abaca costumes.
Contact:
Mayor Rolly Volante
Malilipot, Albay
Tel. No: (052) 830-7950

KAUMAHAN FESTIVAL
Barili, Cebu | July 26
A festival of revelry where merry making and showcasing of Barili’s agricultural products takes center stage which give rise to the tow’s agricultural and economic development.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
C/o Ms. Esmiralda Siboa Tel No: (032) 470 – 9007

PANAGSOGOD FESTIVAL
Sogod, Cebu | July 25
A celebration which traces back the roots of the Municipality of Sogod where the white and black sands in the area provided early settlers a productive livelihood.
Contact:
Office of the Mayor
C/o Ms. Mila Suderio
Tel No: (032) 431 – 9159

IBID FESTIVAL
Caibiran, Biliran | July 23
Ibid Festival portrays how the town of Caibiran got its name from the species of monitor lizard locally known as “ibid”.
Contact:
Office of the Municipal Mayor
c/o Ms. Lolita Rosel
Mobile: 09264458194

SINUGDAN FESTIVAL
Maasin City, Southern Leyte | July 1
A religious street pageant as homage to the Holy Child Jesus, with its theme – “One Beat, One Faith, One Southern Leyte” features the different festivals of Maasin City and the 18 Municipalities of the province.
Contact:
Southern Leyte Provincial Tourism Office
Tel. No. (053)570-9018

TANGGOGOAN FESTIVAL
Mati, Digos City | July 1
Celebration of Araw ng Davao del Sur every July 1. Its highlighted with Search for Mutya ng Davao del Sur, street dancing and tribal dance competition.
Contact:
Julieto Requiza
OIC Tourism Officer
082 553-9142

ARAW NG DAVAO ORIENTAL EXHIBITS & TRADE FAIR
Provincial Capitol, Mati, Davao Oriental | July 1
Founding Anniversary of the province.
Contact:
Juancho M. Serrano
09081080539/(087)3883270

ARAW NG HAGONOY
Hagonoy, Davao del Sur | July 5
Executive Order No. 596 creating Hagonoy into a municipality last July 5, 1953. Highlights include parades, field demonstration, trade fairs & traditional festivities.
Contact:
Mrs. Corazon P. Calida –
Municipal Tourism Council President

ARAW NG NABUNTURAN
Nabunturan, Davao | July 23
Founding anniversary of the municipality.
Contact:
Municipal Tourism Office
376,0293, 376-11-52
fax no. 376-1072
Area Code (084)

KUTOO FESTIVAL
Cateel, Davao Oriental | July 25
Pre-harvest ritual of thanksgiving.
Contact:
Danilo A. Reyes Jr.
(082) 440-3416

BUGANIHAN FESTIVAL
Compostela Valley | July 25-Aug 1
Celebration of Buganihan.
Contact:
Prime Hazel Q. Restauro
(084) 822-0464 local 147

PADIGOSAN FESTIVAL
Rizal Park, Digos City | July 19
The day is utilized to commemorate the founding of Digos as a municipality.
Contact:
MR. EDGARDO C. ELERA
Tel. No. 272-1282

BINUHAT FESTIVAL
Tagum City | July 17-23
An advocacy celebration recognizing the rights and social contributions of the gay community in different fields of endeavors from technical aspects, business, academe, creative and performing arts that foster acceptance of their gender in the society.
Contact:
Geraldine Abella
Tourism Officer
370-1424/2173819

SAN IGNACIO DE LOYOLA FIESTA
ComVal, Monkayo | July 31
Celebrating the feast of San Ignacio de Lotola.
Contact:
Joan Pintal
09106421576
(084) 822-0423

ST. JAMES THE APOSTLE FIESTA
Compostela Valley | July 25
Feast of St. James the Apostle celebration.
Contact:
Prime Hazel Q. Restauro
(084) 822-0464 local 147

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